PHOTO: Hotel Vitale

Most Expensive and Luxurious Hotels in San Francisco

Michele Bigley | January 04, 2018

Lovers of luxury will find plentiful ways to lay out some plastic in San Francisco hotels. Our favorite posh palaces offer everything from views to intimate lodgings. Want to impress a loved one? Just won the lottery? Expensing the whole trip? Here are our favorite San Francisco upscale properties.


The Inn at the Presidio

Why it made the list

Locals cannot own property in the Presidio, and the cost of renting houses will drop your jaw, so scoring a night in the former officer's barracks at this handsome property is worth the splurge. Large rooms feature soaking tubs and fine bedding. Enjoy breakfast and a food-driven wine hour around the fire pit, then head out to explore the Presidio's trails.

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Hotel Via

Why it made the list

Constructed in 2017, this property overlooks AT&T Park. The decor's simplicity doesn't mean rooms are modest. An onsite lounge, and a rooftop bar, up the ante. The winning recipe for the property though is the location and the peeks of the bay.

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Hotel Vitale

Why it made the list

A green pedigree with a luxurious aesthetic, Hotel Vitale, across from the San Francisco Bay, might be the city's most interesting property. A full service restaurant, an innovative spa, and lovely eco-friendly rooms, make eco-warriors justify forking over the cash on this decadent hotel.

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The Scarlet Huntington Hotel

Why it made the list

Overlooking downtown and the bay, this historic structure is at once playful and sophisticated. Sleek, and spacious, rooms provide a slew of comforts from large bathrooms to plush bedding. The hotel's spa and indoor pool are worth the splurge in themselves, with wide windows overlooking the city.

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Hotel Drisco

Why it made the list

Celebrities and dignitaries prefer this exclusive property atop Pacific Heights. Gaze towards the bay in rooms befitted for comfort--think thick bedding and linens, a wide work desk, in room coffee makers, complimentary breakfast and a wine hour with plenty of food. The staff goes beyond expectation to assist guests, even moving your car around to not get a ticket. Surely a splurge-worthy destination.

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Hotel Zetta

Why it made the list

Technocrats still yearning for their youth flock to this fun Viceroy property. A lobby full of games, two lounges and an excellent restaurant appeal to those wanting to be the last guy standing at the party. Tech-forward rooms don't skimp on luxury. The fab SoMa location makes city exploration a breeze.

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The St. Regis San Francisco

Why it made the list

San Francisco's most upscale property might feature a wall of windows overlooking SFMOMA and Yerba Buena, but know that the staff goes out of their way to provide a one-of-a-kind experience geared towards your privacy. Enjoy one of the city's finest spas, a delightful eatery, and a bar known for catering to the property's upscale clientele--big spenders don't miss the "World's Greatest Martini" weighing in at $125 a pop.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Why it made the list

Exclusive, favored by celebs, and hidden on the fifth floor of a high-rise, San Francisco's posh Four Seasons promises more than enough luxury. Concierges go above and beyond to secure reservations; kids get sweet welcome gifts; and rooms are geared towards comfort with divine bedding and dreamy baths. They treat you so well, you won't want to leave.

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Fairmont San Francisco

Why it made the list

Take in the city from your perch atop Nob Hill in this palace on this hill. With popular workout facilities that include classes and TRX equipment, two pricey restaurants and gorgeous guest quarters, this property caters to the needs of modern travelers.

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